|Scientific Name||Silene drummondii ssp. striata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SIDRS|
|Common Name||Drummond's Campion, Drummond's Catchfly||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||823655|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft.); open, dry hillsides, meadows, rocky areas.
Plant: Erect perennial, one to several stems 10 to 20 inches tall; very sticky stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate and petiolate, 1-1/4 to 4 inches long; stem leaves opposite, linear to lanceolate, 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; all hairy and sticky.
Inflorescence: Cyme of 1 to up to 20 blossoms, each consisting of a hairy, sticky calyx tube with 10 dark purple veins and 5 white or pinkish-white petals about half as long as the calyx tube, each petal notched at the tip.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest
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